Spectator viewing is free anywhere along the course route within the public right of way. The public right of way is essentially the roadway itself and shoulders. We please ask that you respect all private property along the course route as you are enjoying the race..
Below are several recommended viewing points, each offering a unique perspective of the race. Please note, it is best to remain in the general viewing area you choose, since the road will be closed as racers approach the resort and movement between sections of the resort will be limited.
Beaver Creek Village:
Guests will find the most entertainment and activities throughout the day in this location, with a USA Pro Cycling expo, the Pro Art Challenge, race commentary and video updates, along with a variety of food & beverage options.
Spectator viewing is available on both sides of Village Road, with standing room only, behind the race fencing that will line both sides of the course a couple hundred feet from the finish line. Here guests will be able to watch the final push from racers before crossing the Stage 4 finish line just before the Beaver Creek Chapel.
NEW this year, the Stage 4 route climbs into Bachelor Gulch and includes a gruelling mountain climb. Aptly named "The Brink", this section of the course represents the defining moment between the ultimate victory and suffering the consequences of physical limits of the grueling King of the Mountain climb. It features an average slope of 10.3% and exceeds a 20% grade in sections. Its name also maintains a bond to winter where the fastest men on skis who conquer the Brink section of the Birds of Prey Downhill course set themselves up for victory on one of the top two toughest courses on the planet.
Spectator viewing is accessible alongside the road for the entire section of the stage finish, starting at South Holden Rd. through Borders Rd., Strawberry Park Rd., and Daybreak Ridge. The racers will swiftly descend through Bachelor Gulch and will be firing on all cyclinders for the final climb back up Village Road to the finish line.
Access to points along the King of the Mountain climb is by foot on the established route, or via hiking or mountain biking by way of Elkhorn Trail and Lost Buck Trail which begin near Centennial Lift (Chair #6). Maps and additional information for hiking/biking can be found at the Adventure Center. Hikers and bikers should stay on designated trails.
Guests who prefer less crowds and the ability to see the racers complete the final 2 miles of the stage can watch along Village Road on any public right of way (please respect private property).
Spectator viewing is available on the west side of Village Road, via mountain bike, road bike or by foot, utilizing the pedestrian pathway beginning at the entrance of Beaver Creek all the way to the base village.
STAGE/RACER TRACKING & UPDATES
To receive real-time results of racers and their progress during the stage, we recommend downloading the USA Pro Challenge - Tour Tracker application for your mobile device. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Complimentary shuttle service will run from 7AM until 2PM prior to the race finish, and will resume normal operation at approximately 4:30pm when all racers complete the stage.
Dedicated shuttles will be running to the Vilar Performing Arts Center from the various parking locations: Bear Lot, Elk Lot, and the Rodeo/Traer Creek Lot up until the road closure at which time service will be suspended until the race is over.
Please plan ahead and ensure you arrive for shuttle access to the base village before 2PM, as we expect a high volume of guests.
A bike valet will be available at Creekside Park, located on the north side of Beaver Creek Village, providing a secure location for spectators to leave their bikes while enjoying the race and many activities in Beaver Creek. The bike valet will open at 11AM and all bikes should be picked up no later than 6PM
Due to Beaver Creek’s unique location, spectators are encouraged to leave their cars at home and bike or hike to the resort to watch the exciting finish.
Spectator Parking Information:
There will be no in-resort parking in Beaver Creek Thursday, Aug. 22. Public parking for all bike race spectators will be available in the Traer Creek/Rodeo Lot in Avon and the Bear Lot at the base of the resort, with complimentary shuttles provided to bring guests to the village.
Rodeo Parking Lot:
FROM I-70 WESTBOUND (Denver/Vail): Exit 168-Wal-Mart/Post Blvd and follow the signs to the Traer Creek/Rodeo Lot.
FROM I-70 EASTBOUND (Eagle/Edwards): Exit 167-Avon and follow the signs to the Traer Creek/Rodeo Lot.
Bear Parking Lot:
Beaver Creek’s Bear Lot, located west of Prater Road, will be available for spectator parking until it fills. A dedicated shuttle will operate 7AM until race finish (approximately 4:30pm).